Grey's Anatomy has received early renewal for Season 19, and confirms Ellen Pompeo is returning as Meredith Grey! Grey's Anatomy is currently the longest running primetime medical show in history! According to Variety,
“Grey’s Anatomy” — already the longest-running primetime medical drama in television history — has been renewed by ABC for its 19th season, with star Ellen Pompeoset to return as Meredith Grey. Whereas last year the show’s renewal came down to the wire, and was announced in May, this time there’s no such cliffhanger. Pompeo, currently a co-executive producer, is being bumped to executive producer as of next season. Along with Pompeo’s return, ABC announced that executive producer Krista Vernoff— showrunner since Season 14 when creator Shonda Rhimes handed over its reins— will continue to oversee the show. Original cast members Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. are also set to return for Season 19.